At the same time as most people pay tax for better infrastructure, healthcare and schools, are trying more rich to be. Annual lose the community are probably more billion in tax revenues because people with money hide them in foreign banks and tax havens.
Dubai is not only a luksusland for people who like sunny break, subjugation of women and violence against homosexuals. It is also a popular tax haven. Recently could Dagbladet reveal how a number of norwegians hide both wealth and income from the Norwegian tax authorities in the islamic emirate.
So favorable are the conditions for secrecy in Dubai that one of them is the Newspaper tracked down the only had to ask our gravejournalist: "But I wonder one thing: How did you find me?"
dig in a large database with information about the ownership of 54 000 addresses in Dubai, the Newspaper found a number of norwegians who have keep away from money and profit, including a man in the 40-years that the daily enjoys a trusted position in the Norwegian statsforvaltning.
the Database is systematized by the journalists ' association OCCRP and analyseselskapet C4ADS. Together, they have uncovered enormous amounts of people who a daily basis is associated with murder, corruption, money laundering and embezzlement. It is a bit of a company Norwegian skattesvikere find themselves in.
What is law to place money and values in tax havens, but it is illegal to hide them from the Norwegian authorities. A number of norwegians owns homes in Dubai, but many of them have either reported formuesverdien or leieinntektene. For a three-room with a view of the country's spectacular marina, can a landlord collect a half million in the year, for fixed expenses.
Combined with solid price growth on the real estate market, states have made several high net worth norwegians are significantly richer.
Dagbladet case about sandslottene in Dubai comes as one of the many revelations about the skatteflukt the last few years. Both "the Panama Papers," and "the Paradise Papers" revealed how powerful people and companies from all over the world have tucked away money from the community.
The same people who require the tax cuts to invest money in Norwegian workplaces, pay not tax for a large share of the fortune they are sitting on. Almost half of Norway's 5 000 richest people have, on average, probably hidden about half of the fortune his in abroad.
Before "the Panama Papers," we thought this group put on about 8 per cent of the country's wealth. After the exposures, the estimate seem to be growing at 10 per cent. Vipps, so increased inequality in Norway.
Norwegian middle class who have allowed themselves to engage of the Conservative narrative about the vekstfremmende the cuts in the net wealth tax should feel cheated.Hurt in skatteviljen Comment
It should be Right also. Although most of the Norwegian high net worth luckily are law-abiding and good people, are there enough of them that utilizes the Norwegian tillitssamfunnet in the meanest of ways that all parties should respond. Skattemoralen is failing among the richest in this country. And the systems are not good enough to catch up and punish those who betray us.
But it is not only immorality that finds its way to the international tax havens. Dobbeltmoralen also raises the high-class to places like the Cayman, Dubai, and Bermuda.
In an article in Science shows reporter Charles Pillar how large charities hides over 50 billion in tax havens. The same actors who annually donates vast sums to research on, among other sustainability and environmental protection, collect the income from the investments in environmentally harmful businesses. Organizations who work believe they are working for the common best, undermining at the same time their own work.
But not only that. They also undermine the systems we have put in place to ensure a fair distribution of benefits and burdens.
Back in Dubai sits a number of norwegians with the knowledge that they are caught in the attempt to fool the rest of us for money. Hopefully sign him immediately to the Norwegian authorities. The same must we hope many of the old money in the foreign banks also do.
For skatteflukt trades namely about far more than just the money there is to talk about. It's about the trust that all the people contribute with their part. We must certainly believe that the current distribution is unfair, whether it is for poor people or high net worth, but such fights are a matter of politics, not individual assessments.Here invest norwegians in property and earn money in hide